Wuyi Oolong

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Oolong Tea Leaves
Fruity, Green, Cocoa, Cut grass, Dark Chocolate, Earth, Raisins, Roasted, Mineral, Caramel, Floral, Sweet
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Loose Leaf
Fair Trade, Organic
Edit tea info Last updated by Jason
Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 4 g 9 oz / 269 ml

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  • “Backlogging. 3 days ago. Tuesday afternoon. I haven’t had an oolong in forever and it sounded like a good thing that day. This met my need and it was like I remembered it, yet it wasn’t. The first...” Read full tasting note
  • “We are having a lazy afternoon, went to the gym and had Chinese food for lunch, then took a nap. I’ve had this tea for a while and while I was gravitating away from wuyi oolongs a bit, we both...” Read full tasting note
  • “So, after complaining about the pong of this tea yesterday, given that my cold keeps getting worse, I decided “maybe if I can’t smell it, I won’t care” and opted to try to use some up. Generous...” Read full tasting note
  • “Ever since I read Rishi’s description of this, which includes the phrase “raisin sugar,” that’s all I can think of when I drink this tea. Which works, because that’s exactly what this tastes like...” Read full tasting note

From Rishi Tea

The cliffs of Northern Fujian’s Wuyi Mountains are an important tea producing area with a long history. Oolong tea was first produced in Wuyi and this region’s soil type, microclimate and unique tea bushes produce exquisite oolong. Our Organic Wuyi Mountain Oolong has a smooth and rich body with a classical roasted aroma and sweet finish, Known as Wuyi Qi Lan or “Profound Orchid,” its flavor is quite unique with sweet notes of raisin sugar, honeysuckle and roasted barley. Organic Wuyi Mountain Oolong is great with any meal and makes superb cold tea for the summer season.

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Rishi Tea specializes in sourcing the most rarefied teas and botanical ingredients from exotic origins around the globe. This forms a palette from which we craft original blends inspired by equal parts ancient herbal wisdom and modern culinary innovation. Discover new tastes and join us on our journey to leave ‘No Leaf Unturned’.

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177 tasting notes

I’ve always been on the fence about Wuyi oolongs and this one is keeping me there. I’m a little disappointed because I don’t really get barley or honeysuckle notes (and I just had tea with real honeysuckle; hence the disappointment) but I do love the promised and delivered raisin sugar taste. Besides that, Chrine said my overall impression of all steepings with “toffee coffee.” It tastes fine but it just doesn’t feel harmonious.

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35 tasting notes

This is often my morning tea. (Mid-morning. I like a cup of coffee first) I like this tea. It is a little tannic, there’s always an issue if you brew it too long. It is basic, like your classic under $10 bottle of wine, but basic is good. I always enjoy it. I add a little cayenne pepper and a few other healthy herbs to it (like red clover and sarsaparilla), which makes it kind of a “teasane”. Wuyi is a great blending tea. Just ordered natural strawberry extract, going to play with that.

Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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24 tasting notes

Strong toasted grain taste to it. Got 3 steepings out of it.

Boiling 4 min, 45 sec

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51 tasting notes

While this isn’t the finest tea Rishi sells (as many have said here) it is pretty common in grocery stores, so it is something I can recommend to a friend who wants to buy something new (i.e. not Lipton teabags) that isn’t hard to find or very expensive. Personally, this was a gateway tea for me in a sense. At the time, I didn’t have any loose leaf teas, and didn’t even know that there were different kinds of oolong teas (!). After trying this tea, my spark of an interest in tea snowballed into the daily hobby I enjoy today. I still keep a tin of it on hand for everyday use and using when experimenting with iced/chilled teas.

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257 tasting notes

Yummm having some more today,,,cannot get enough. Gonna explore all the Oolong teas I can!!!!

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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172 tasting notes

I needed some tea to keep at work. So the other day I went to Whole Foods and got some of this Wuyi. I am writing this as I taste it, so this is my first thoughts.
Smell – honestly… it smells bad.
First Taste – taste bad. very smooth.
Next Couple of sips – getting more of a smoky, light almond taste.

not bad but not good… i probably will not buy this again.

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Ross Duff

4 minutes is a long steep for a fired oolong maybe u should try less time… just trying to be constructive please don’t take offence


i know what you are saying, I too thought 4 minutes was a long. But that was the instructions that were on the tin, so that is what i tried first. I have tried it a couple more times playing with the time and amount of tea. Still i dislike this tea. I am hating it more and more. I see that liked it iced. I will try that.

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42 tasting notes

This is interesting. I believe this is the second pot I’ve drank of this tea. When I brought the cup to my mouth it had the familiar scent of genmaicha and marijuana- no pun intended. It’s subtly sweet and is very smooth.

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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25 tasting notes

This was the first loose leaf oolong I have ever tried. It quickly became one of my favorites. It has a somewhat nutty flavor and after drinking I actually experienced what I can only describe as a tea high. I was very light headed and felt very floaty. This is a great and relatively cheap oolong tea.

185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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25 tasting notes

I like this tea. I prepared it gongfu style, in a gaiwan. I can taste the sweet raisin notes, etc. It does smell and look a bit like leaves off the forest floor, though. Albeit, that’s not a bad thing. The flavor is medium. Not really light or brisk. Just in between. Exactly as a oolong should be. Tastes almost like Lipton, but lighter and more creamy. Almost no bitterness, or astringency. I would recommend it, and keep it stocked.

200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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39 tasting notes

Diggin’ this tea; it’s bolder and far different in taste from some other Oolongs I’ve recently steeped. That might sound redundant – saying this tea tastes different from other teas – but as much as I enjoy Oolongs, sometimes I have trouble distinguishing between the subtle differences and varietals (the first thing that often comes to mind is Tigyuanyin when drinking Oolongs).

Hence, I appreciate this Oolongs’ clear divide and uniqueness in taste.

Subtlety sweet roasted barley sums up well the first steep for me.

I would buy this tea again

200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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